|Georgia FBLA State
| Seventy percent of
our members had to participate in this year's state project "Hand in Hand One Hour at
a Time." This was a type of community service project. Our members
visited the Bayview Nursing Home in our county to spend time with the elderly patients and
brighten their. Members participated by making cards and pins as well as actually
going to the nursing home to visit. We also bought gifts for needy children.
|Bayview Nursing Home:
| Our chapter has
donated time, gifts, and greetings to the residents of the Bayview Nursing Home in
Nahunta, Georgia, at Halloween and Christmas.
|Christmas Angel Project:
| At Christmas, our
chapter participated in a Christmas Angel Project in which members donated inexpensive
gifts to needy children in our county. All donated items were turned over to the Brantley
County Department of Family and Children's Services for distribution.
|Thanksgiving Food Drive:
| Our chapter accepted a
challenge from a FBLA chapter in neighboring Pierce County to see who could collect the
most nonperishable food items during the month of November. The losing chapter had
to provide the winning chapter with a pizza party. Our drive netted a total of
nearly 300 items while the Pierce Chapter only collected a little over a hundred. By
going into friendly competition with long-time school rivals, each school's food drive was
much more successful than normal. Each school donated their collections to the Food
Bank in their respective counties.
|March of Dimes:
| We have plans to
place collection jars in 22 area convenience stores next month in order to raise money for
the March of Dimes. Both our state and national FBLA organization encourage support
of the March of Dimes Foundation.
| We work with the
Toastmaster's Organization in Waycross, Georgia, to help them recruit new members and
publicize their organization. They, in turn, help to prepare our members for
|School Related Community
| Several FBLA
members worked at the school's annual Blood Drive held during the month of October.
We prepared posters, flyers, and information letters for the event.
| FBLA donates three
business magazines to our school library. These include Newsweek, Business
Start-ups, and Entrepreneur.
| FBLA members handed
our programs and brochures, served as "runners" for participants, and helped
serve refreshments at the school's Job Fair.
| Our chapter routinely
offers our electronic publishing talents to our Administration and our teachers.
|Senior Night Activities:
addition to preparing the invitations, programs, and flyers for our school's annual Senior
Night for Parents, our members served as greeters, worked the refreshment tables, and
distributed information to parents.
|E-File Tax Day:
chapter participated in an E-File Tax Day in conjunction with the Internal Revenue Service
(IRS) for our students. An IRS agent came in and trained several FBLA members to
file both federal and state taxes for interested students. This service enabled 30
students to get their taxes electronically filed for free.
| We placed doughnuts
in the teachers' lounge to show our appreciation for all their hard work.